Monday, June 13, 2016

Shallows - Summer Sucks




Shallows is the brainchild of two aspiring Los Angeles songwriters, conceived in a dilapidated dining room “studio” in Koreatown. Singer Dani Poppitt and Guitarist/Producer Marshall Gallagher met briefly at an out of control house party, and after a series of awkward post-party Facebook messages decided to have a writing session. After collaborating on just one song, a rare co-writing chemistry became apparent. Dozens of sessions and a year and a half later, Dani and Marshall have zeroed in on a sound that is delightfully cheeky and retro, yet every bit as polished and anthemic as anything on the pop charts. 

“Summer Sucks” is their debut single, a lament of a tired relationship under the slow crushing weight of the latest California heat wave. The track is a delirium-inducing disco groove that recalls elements of Michael Jackson and Ace Of Base, before exploding into a massive synth-heavy chorus worthy of Katy Perry or M83. Dani’s dreamy vocals fluctuate between apathy, desperation and at times a sort of impassive optimism. It serves as both a tongue in cheek summer jam and a gloomy breakup song

My Review

Summer Sucks by the Shallows reminds me of a time gone by where beatniks were at every coffee shop.  The voice of the singer reminds me of Debbie Harry and the song has some Blondie feel to it.  So for you younger fans out there check out Blondie to see what I am talking about.  This band has emerged quickly and could have an even quicker rise to stardom.  

Okay now it is your turn to chime in and tell us what you think about Shallows and their single Summer Sucks. 

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